Build friendships, learn through hands-on science and nature activities, and discover through play and exploration of our museum and grounds. In each of our themed week-long sessions, campers will explore with our amazing camp staff and museum educators for an experience they won’t forget!

Important Safety Guidelines for Camp:

  • All camp staff will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test weekly.
  • Campers attending February or April Vacation week are encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the start of the camp session. Indoor masking (per EcoTarium policy) will be practiced.
  • Campers attending Summer Discovery Camp are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the start of their first camp session. Proof of vaccination will be uploaded with camper health forms.
  • Our COVID-19 safety guidelines are intended to keep our greater camp community safe while allowing campers to engage with each other and have a great camp experience. Any developments relating to COVID-19 (vaccine eligibility, infection rates, etc.) may lead to updated policies aligned with national, state, and local guidance. The most up to date policies will be listed on this webpage.
  • Any significant updates to camp policies will be sent out to registered campers with updated information regarding changes to our programming, preparing your child for camp, and drop-off and pick-up instructions.

Vacation Week Camps Registration is open for Vacation Week Camps at the EcoTarium! Join us for week-long sessions during February Vacation Week and April Vacation Week! Space is limited, register early to guarantee availability.

  • Register: online, email reservations@ecotarium.org, or call (508) 929-2703
  • Camper age: Ages 5 - 12 by camp start date, split into camp groups by age
  • Camp hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily Monday - Friday
  • EcoTarium Members: $360
  • Non-members early registration: (currently open!) $360
  • Non-members: $390
  • A deposit of $150 is due at the time of registration. Payments are nonrefundable.

Register Here

  • Vacation Camp Welcome Packet
  • Refund Policy
  • Required Forms
    • Camp registration and paperwork is processed through the CampDoc system. If you already have an account with CampDoc from a previous season, you do not need to create a new account and can log in with your existing credentials. If you have any questions about the camp paperwork process, please contact our Camp Director at campdirector@ecotarium.org or (508) 929-2721. Questions about camp registration can be directed to reservations@ecotarium.org or (508) 929-2703.
    • Required camp paperwork includes acknowledgement of our camp guidelines, as well as required health forms, permission forms, and waivers. It is the caregiver’s responsibility to complete these forms at least two weeks before the child attends camp. Per state and local camp regulations, we are required to send your child home if we do not have these forms on file.

Summer Camp Join us this summer for endless fun at the EcoTarium! Summer camp sessions are held weekly between June 27 and August 19.

Registration for EcoTarium members and returning campers opens on Monday, November 29 at noon. General registration opens on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at noon. A link for general registration will be posted on this webpage. 

  • Register: online, email reservations@ecotarium.org, or call (508) 929-2703
  • Camper age: Ages 5 - 12 by camp start date, split into camp groups by age
  • Counselor in Training: Ages 13-15 by camp start date
  • Camp hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily Monday - Friday
  • EcoTarium members and returning campers: $360 per session until February 1
  • Early general registration (February 2 - April 1): $375 per session
  • General registration (April 2 – June 1): $390 per session
  • Late registration (after June 1): $410 per session
  • Counselor in Training: $750 for four-week session (either weeks 1-4 or 5-8)
  • A deposit of $75 is due at the time of registration. Payment plans are available in the CampDoc system upon registration. Payments are nonrefundable.
  • Camp Welcome Packet
  • Refund Policy
  • Required Forms
    • Camp registration and paperwork is processed through the CampDoc system. If you already have an account with CampDoc from a previous season, you do not need to create a new account and can log in with your existing credentials. If you have any questions about the camp paperwork process, please contact our Camp Director at campdirector@ecotarium.org or (508) 929-2721. Questions about camp registration can be directed to reservations@ecotarium.org or (508) 929-2703.
    • Required camp paperwork includes acknowledgement of our camp guidelines, as well as required health forms, permission forms, and waivers. It is the caregiver’s responsibility to complete these forms at least two weeks before the child attends camp. Per state and local camp regulations, we are required to send your child home if we do not have these forms on file.

Our camps fill up fast – sign up for the EcoTarium mailing list to get notified when we open registration.

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EcoTarium Summer Discovery Camp and Vacation Week Camp complies with Regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430) and is licensed by the local Board of Health. Information on these regulations can be obtained at 617-983-6761.  Parents/guardians may request acknowledgement of staff background checks and policies on health care and discipline as allowed by law. Please contact campdirector@ecotarium.org with requests or to file any grievances.